From the brilliant Moon, I wish a happy 2012

From the brilliant Moon, I wish a happy 2012

Martin Cid: about the issue 21 of Yareah magazine

by Michael J. Metcalf

by Courtney Curran

by Courtney Curran

‘Imagination’, this is the leitmotiv of the number 21 of Yareah magazine. It has been already announced by the staff and some articles by Isabel del Rio and John Glass.

Q.- Why ‘Imagination’?

Martin Cid.- The current issue (20), whose pdf is about to be published (January 1), it is a joyful issue … tender, I would say. As you know, Yareah always related a classical author with an artist and in the issue 20, they have been Mark Twain and Murillo (the painter of childhood). Of course, we didn’t stay in the past and current people as Joseph Mailander, Paula Yestera or Hemant Sonawane, they continue with the hopeful tradition of Twain. We wanted to be tender to contrast with the cold year of crisis which is ending. Now, in issue 21, we want to be beyond, to the world of imagination where all is possible, even the happiness.

Q.- ‘Wonderland’?

Martin Cid.- Yes, ‘Alice in Wonderland’… Lewis Carroll is going to be the classical author and Charles Courtney Curran the artist. We want to receive the New Year with positive ideas. We need a positive thinking to overcome the ugly 2011. The current author and artist Allen Tager bets by an ‘Open Intuition’ to solve unemployment problem… me too.

Q.- Therefore, is it going to be a naïve issue?

Martin Cid.- Well, it depends on your idea of Naïve. Naïve is sometimes deeper than we think since it is full of metaphors which need a moment of reflection. Lewis Carroll is a deep author, he can be entertained on a superficial reading, but like all great author, he has many levels of understanding and at the end, he is studying the human soul… A hard topic because it addresses the essential questions of our existence.

Q.- And how about current authors?

Martin Cid.- Well, Peter Akinwumi, a fresh artist from Nigeria is going to collaborate too, and Erla Axels from Iceland. As always, we would like an international point of view. I don’t want to rebel more, you should daily see on digital Yareah. The pdf is only a summary for the month. One month, I repeat, which will be focused on giving hope and exalting imagination. Remember, ‘yareah’ means Moon and from the brilliant Moon, I wish a happy 2012.

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I was born in England and I started working as a furniture restorer in an antique shop, what motivated me to study art in Spain, the temple of painting. There, I knew closely the work of the great Baroque painters and I did a PhD on Carreño. I have been working in museums and writing in art magazines.

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